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MSNBC
Jan 28, 2013 9:00am EST
working group of eight senators includes democrats durbin, schumer, menendez, bennett and republicans mccain, graham, rubio and flake. florida doesn't border on another country but you get my drift. it's an impressive list of names but griagreeing on some details won't be easy. don't call it a gang, by the way. the senators released a four page what i would call a memo of understanding that lays out the principles they say must be part of any deal and these are the principles they all eight agree to. a pathway to citizenship is contingent on first securing the border. by immediately adding new surveillance technology, think drones, more border patrol agents. the proposal would also require a new tracking system to reduce visa overstays. a commission made up of governors in the border states, law enforcement officials and community leaders would assess when enforcement measures had been completed and then the path to citizenship for those undocumented workers. still vague exactly how this commission will decide whether border security benchmarks have been met. were there specific metri
MSNBC
Jan 29, 2013 9:00am EST
, senator durbin and president obama. it's the most thoughtful proposal that i have heard and you've explained better than anybody, but the devil will be in the details. >> also last night on fox, you saw south carolina senator lindsey graham who is part of this deal trying to make this happen and, of course, has his own 2014 re-election prospects to worry about. always looking over his right shoulder for a primary. so he chose to blast the president while supporting this deal on fox. >> but if you want to talk about the president bringing us together and being a bold leader, in 2007 when we tried to do immigration reform, he folded like a cheap suit. what i've heard about what he's going to say, he's going to say there's no need to link a pathway to citizenship to border security. excuse me, mr. president? >> all right. let's call this what it is. it is all kabuki theater because this is about some of these republicans having to say publicly certain things so it doesn't look like they're overgiving the president anything. it's for their own politics on the right. meanwhile, senate l
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